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HMRC's regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues.

HMRC has more Talking Points meetings coming up. There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now.


Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business Part 1 – an introduction to MTD for VAT: From A‌pr‌il 2‌01‌9, VAT registered entities with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold must keep VAT records digitally and file their VAT returns using MTD compatible software. If you are new to MTD, this session is a great place to start. We will recap the information covered in previous sessions on record keeping, using software, joining the pilot and getting a new agent services account.

If you have more complex questions about MTD for VAT or the agent services account you should sign up for our next session  Making Tax Digital for Business Part 2.

Tu‌esd‌ay 4 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1‌0a‌m to 1‌1a‌m                Register now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 5 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 2.3‌0p‌m to 3.3‌0p‌m    Register now.


Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business Part 2 – more information on MTD for VAT and the agent services account: A session for anyone familiar with the basics of MTD for VAT and the agent services account. This session follows on from Making Tax Digital for Business Part 1. It will go into more detail on record keeping, using software, joining the pilot and getting a new agent services account. If you are new to MTD, you may want to listen to Part 1 first. You can read more about MTD here.

Tu‌esd‌ay 4 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1p‌m to 2p‌m                  Register now

Tu‌esd‌ay 4 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 3p‌m to 4p‌m                  Register now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 5 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 4p‌m to 5p‌m            Register now


How to show self-employed business expenses on your tax return: This digital webinar has been designed to provide guidance on what is and isn’t classed as an allowable business expense and will include motoring and premises costs. HMRC subject matter experts will be online during the meeting to take your questions.

Thu‌rsd‌ay 6 De‌ce‌mb‌er – midday to 1p‌m          Register now


Cryptoassets (also known as cryptocurrencies) and HMRC: Cryptoassets (of which bitcoin is the most well-known) continue to evolve and capture the public attention. Due to increased demand and the postponement of the previous cryptoassets webinar, we are running two sessions to accommodate more agents and the availability of our technical experts. This webinar will cover:

  • an overview of cryptoassets
  • points on the taxation of cryptoassets
  • the view of cryptoassets from a HMRC perspective and consideration of how the current tax rules apply.

Subject matter experts will be online with us to take some questions.

F‌ri‌da‌y 7 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1‌1a‌m to 1‌2.1‌5p‌m   Register now

F‌ri‌da‌y 7 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 2p‌m to 3.1‌5p‌m       Register now


Income from property for individual landlords – changes introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017: A comprehensive look at two measures introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017:-

  • the cash basis for property businesses (from the 2017-18 tax year, the cash basis will be the default basis for most property businesses that are run by individuals)
  • the property allowance tax exemption of up to £1,000 a year for individuals with income from land or property.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌2 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1‌1a‌m to 1‌2.1‌5p‌m  Register now


Addressing non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector – next steps: The government will introduce reform to increase compliance with the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) in the private sector. This webinar will:

  • provide an overview of the off-payroll working rules and the background to this reform
  • an overview of the education and support that HMRC is developing to help customers and tax advisers implement these changes 
  • outline the timeline towards April 2020.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 1‌3 De‌ce‌mb‌er – midday to 1p‌m    Register now


An overview of the Agent Account Manager service: This Talking Points webinar will provide an overview of the Agent Account Manager service, including joining instructions, the service you can expect and feedback from existing users of the service.

Tu‌esd‌ay 1‌8 De‌ce‌mb‌er – midday to 1p‌m


Income from property for individual landlords – common themes in relation to deductions and reliefs: This webinar will be concentrating on 3 areas that generate regular contact with HMRC:

  • restricting finance cost relief for individual landlords
  • replacement of domestic items relief
  • overview of what needs to be considered when deciding whether the cost of ‘repairs’ is allowable as a deduction.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌9‌ De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1‌1a‌m to 1‌2.1‌5p‌m 

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌9‌ De‌ce‌mb‌er – 2p‌m to 3.1‌5p‌m 


If you have any questions for the HMRC subject experts, please send them to team.agentengagement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk prior to the meeting, including the title of the meeting in the ‘Subject’ line of your email.

These interactive meetings will be run on the ‘GoToWebinar’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day.

Feedback received from a recent Talking Points meetings indicates that many agents would recommend them to colleagues.

 

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